Dr. Mackenbach is an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands. She specializes in research about the environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk. Dr. Mackenbach obtained her PhD (cum laude) in 2016 with a thesis on ‘obesogenic environments’ and is currently involved in several national and international projects on the influence of the food environment, social environment and built environment on diet, physical activity and associated chronic diseases.
de Pinho MGM, Mackenbach JD, den Braver NR, Beulens J, Brug J, Lakerveld J.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 17, Article number: 43 (2020)
Mackenbach JD, Nelissen KGM, Dijkstra SC, Poelman MP, Daams JG, Leijssen JB, Nicolaou M.
Nutrients. 2019 Sep 13;11(9):2215. doi: 10.3390/nu11092215.
Hoenink JC, Lakerveld J, Rutter H, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bárdos H, Charreire H, Oppert JM, Mackenbach JD.
Obes Facts . 2019;12(1):14-24. doi: 10.1159/000496118. Epub 2019 Jan 23.
Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, Generaal E, Gibson-Smith D, Penninx BWJH , Beulens JWJ.
Eur J Nutr . 2019 Dec;58(8):3129-3134. doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1857-0. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.Read More